Descendants of William Press



First Generation


1. William Press 1.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Revolutionary War Service; Bet 15 Mar 1777 And 1779; Connecticut 2 3. Enlistment & pay records as a Private in Capt. William Manning's Co. in a Connecticut Regiment of Foot, commmanded by Col. Charles Webb, July 1777 - April 1778; Capt. Manning's Co., commanded by Lt. Col. Isaac Sherman, May 1778 - Nov 1778; Col. Zebulon Butler's Co., in the 2nd Batt'n Connecticut Forces, commanded by Col. Zebulon Butler, Dec 1778 - May 1779, transfered to Light Infantry, May 1st, 1779; Capt. Henry Ten Eyck's Co. of Light Infantry , int he 2d Batt'n of Connecticut Forces, commanded by Col. Zebulon Butler, May 1779 - Feb 1780; discharged at Springfield, 1 Apr 1780.

Enlisted from Woodstock [Lists & Returns of Connecticut Men in the Revolutionary War, p 86]

A Return of that part of ye 11th Regiment in Woodstock in ye State of Connecticut: Willm Press [Ibid, p 134]

Pay Roll of the New Levies Captain Shumways Company 1st Connecticut Regiment, Decr 1780: William Press, Woodstock, 5 Jul 1780 - 4 Dec 1780 [Ibid, p 183]

William married Eleanor Remington 1 on 7 Jul 1785 in Suffield, Hartford Co., CT 1 4 5.

Documented events in their marriage were:

1. VR - Marriage; 7 Jul 1785; Suffield, Hartford Co., CT 4.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 2 M    i. Simon Press 1 was born in 1801 in New York 1 and died in 1869 in Unionville, York Co., Ontario, Canada 1.
   3 F    ii. Eliza Press 1.
   4 M    iii. Joseph Press 1 was born between 1800-1805 in New York 6 and died after 1837 7.
   5 F    iv. Eleanor Press 1 was born in 1789 in Connecticut 1 and died in 1858 in Medina Co., OH 1.
   6 M    v. William Press 1 was born on 31 Aug 1792 in Connecticut 1 and died on 21 Dec 1859 in Point Peter, Cattaraugus Co., NY 1.
   7 F    vi. Mary Press 1 was born in 1793 in Pennsylvania 1 and died on 10 Feb 1882 8.

Second Generation (Children)


2. Simon Press 1 (William1) was born in 1801 in New York 1 and died in 1869 in Unionville, York Co., Ontario, Canada 1.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Residence; 1846; Markham Twp., York Co., Ontario, Canada 9. Simon Press is listed as living in Markham Twp. Lot 10, Concession 10, in Brown's Toronto City and Home District Directory, 1846

Simon married Sarah Unknown (Press) 1. (Sarah Unknown (Press) died between 1840-1850 10.)


Children from this marriage were:

+ 8 M    i. James Press was born in 1833 in Markham Twp., York Co., Ontario, Canada 1 and died on 26 Mar 1892 in Markham Twp., York Co., Ontario, Canada.
   9 M    ii. John Press 11 was born before 1830 11.
   10 M    iii. Joseph Press 1 was born in 1831 in Markham Twp., York Co., Ontario, Canada 1.
   11 F    iv. Sarah Ann Press 1 was born in 1836 in Markham Twp., York Co., Ontario, Canada 1.
   12 M    v. Simon Press 1 was born in 1837 1.
   13 F    vi. Elizabeth Press was born in 1839 in Markham Twp., York Co., Ontario, Canada.

Third Generation (Grandchildren)


8. James Press (Simon2, William1) was born in 1833 in Markham Twp., York Co., Ontario, Canada 1 and died on 26 Mar 1892 in Markham Twp., York Co., Ontario, Canada.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Census; 1861; Markham Twp., York Co., Ontario, Canada 12. James Press 28 y, Methodist, Laborer, brn Upper Can, Log Home, 1 story
Phebe 25 y, brn England
Emily 4 y, brn Ont
1 horse, 2 pigs: Value 60; 1 carriage Value 50; acre

2. Census; 1871; Markham Twp., York Co., Ontario, Canada 13. James Press, 40 y, Teamster, brn Ont, Origin: German
Pheby 38 y, brn Eng. Illiterate
Emily 13 y, attends sch
Harriet 8 y, attends sch
Maximillian 2 y
Abigail 1/12 mo
acre, 2 building lots, 1 dwelling, 1 (warehouse, store, factory or
shop), 1 barn/stable, 4 carriages/sleighs

3. Census; 1881; Markham Twp., York Co., Ontario, Canada 14. PRESS, James, age 49, born Ontario, Congregational
wife, Caroline, age 30, born Ontario - Div. 3, p.212

James married Phoebe Glew on 9 Oct 1854 in Markham Twp., York Co., Ontario, Canada 1. (Phoebe Glew was born about 1834 in England, died on 19 Jun 1875 in Unionville, York Co., Ontario, Canada and was buried in Hagerman East Cemetery, Hagerman Corners, Markham Twp., York Co., Ontario: 15.)

Documented events in her life were:

1. Census; 1861; Markham Twp., York Co., Ontario, Canada 16. Phebe 25 y, brn England; living with husband James, 28; daughter Emily, 4

2. Census; 1871; Markham Twp., York Co., Ontario, Canada 17. Pheby 38 y, brn Eng. Illiterate; living with husband James, 40; children: Emily, 13; Harriet, 8; Maximillian, 2; & Abigail, 1 month

3. Gravestone; 19 Jun 1875; Hagerman East Cemetery, Hagerman Corners, Markham Twp., York Co., Ontario: 15.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 14 F    i. Harriet Press 1 was born on 18 Oct 1861 in Ontario, Canada 1 13 18, died on 5 Jun 1950 in Markham Twp., York Co., Ontario, Canada 1 18 and was buried in St. Philip's Anglican Church Cemetery, Unionville, Markham Twp., Ontario, Canada 19.
   15 F    ii. Emily Press 21 was born about 1858 21.

Documented events in her life were:

1. Census; 1871; Markham Twp., York Co., Ontario, Canada 17.

   16 M    iii. Maximillian Press 1 21 was born in 1868 in Ontario, Canada 1 21 and died in 1947 in Ontario, Canada 1.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Census; 1871; Markham Twp., York Co., Ontario, Canada 17.

   17 F    iv. Abigail Press 21 was born in 1871 21.

Documented events in her life were:

1. Census; 1871; Markham Twp., York Co., Ontario, Canada 17.

   18 M    v. William Press 1 was born in Ontario, Canada 1.
   19 F    vi. Phoebe Press 1 was born in Ontario, Canada 1.
   20 U    vii. Unknown Press 1 was born in Ontario, Canada 1.

Fourth Generation (Great Grandchildren)


14. Harriet Press 1 (James8, Simon2, William1) was born on 18 Oct 1861 in Ontario, Canada 1 13 18, died on 5 Jun 1950 in Markham Twp., York Co., Ontario, Canada 1 18 and was buried in St. Philip's Anglican Church Cemetery, Unionville, Markham Twp., Ontario, Canada 19.

Documented events in her life were:

1. Census; 1871; Markham Twp., York Co., Ontario, Canada 17. Harriet 8 y, attends sch

2. Gravestone; 5 Jun 1950; St. Philip's Anglican Church Cemetery, Unionville, Markham Twp., Ontario, Canada 19.

Harriet married Edward Kirk, son of William Kirk and Hannah Unknown (Kirk), on 7 Dec 1881 in Scarborough Twp., York Co., Ontario, Can 20. (Edward Kirk was born on 9 Nov 1856 in Lincolnshire, Eng 22, died on 23 Jan 1947 in Unionville, York Co., Ontario, Canada 19 and was buried in St. Philip's Anglican Church Cemetery, Unionville, Markham Twp., Ontario, Canada 19.)

Documented events in his life were:

1. Census; 1881; Markham Twp., York Co., Ontario, Canada 23. KIRK, Edward, age 22, born England, Canada Methodist - Div. 3, p.44

2. Gravestone; 23 Jan 1947; St. Philip's Anglican Church Cemetery, Unionville, Markham Twp., Ontario, Canada 19.

Documented events in their marriage were:

1. VR - Marriage; 7 Dec 1881; Scarborough Twp., York Co., Ontario, Can 24.


Children from this marriage were:

   21 F    i. Eleanor Mable Kirk 25 was born on 2 May 1890 in Unionville, York Co., Ontario, Canada 25, died on 6 Apr 1972 in Southfield, Oakland Co., MI 26 and was buried on 9 Apr 1972 in West Berlin Cemetery, Allenton, Berlin Twp., St. Clair Co., MI 27.

Documented events in her life were:

1. VR - Birth; 2 May 1890; Unionville, York Co., Ontario, Canada 28. County of York, Divison of Markham #53: May 2nd 1890, Elleanor Mable Kirk, Female, Father: Edward Kirk; Mother: Harriet Press; Rank or Profession of Father: Butcher; Informant: Edward Kirk, Unionville; Date of Registration: May 21st 1890; Dr. Robinson; Registar John Stephenson.

2. VR - Death; 6 Apr 1972; Southfield, Oakland Co., MI 26.

3. Gravestone; 6 Apr 1972; West Berlin Cemetery, Allenton, Berlin Twp., St. Clair Co., MI 29.

Eleanor married Avery J Trott 30, son of Franklin Trott and Emma Powers, on 15 Feb 1911 in Canada. (Avery J Trott was born on 26 Jun 1888 in Berlin Twp., St. Clair Co., MI 31 32, died on 24 Mar 1959 in Mt. Clemens, Macomb Co., MI 32 and was buried on 27 Mar 1959 in West Berlin Cemetery, Allenton, Berlin Twp., St. Clair Co., MI.)

Documented events in his life were:

1. Census; 1900; Berlin Twp., St. Clair Co., MI 33. Trott Avery Son W M June 1887 12 S MI MI CAN At School Y Y Y

2. Census; 26 Apr 1910; Berlin Twp., St. Clair Co., MI 34. Trott, Avery Son M W 22 S MI MI CAN/ENG Laborer Home Farm - - Y Y - - - - -

3. Gravestone; 24 Mar 1959; West Berlin Cemetery, Allenton, Berlin Twp., St. Clair Co., MI 29.

   22 F    ii. Lillian Jane Kirk 19 25 was born on 23 Nov 1883 in Unionville, York Co., Ontario, Canada 19 25, died on 14 Jun 1965 19 and was buried in St. Philip's Anglican Church Cemetery, Unionville, Markham Twp., Ontario, Canada 19.

Documented events in her life were:

1. VR - Birth; 30 Nov 1883; Unionville, York Co., Ontario, Canada 35. No. 51; Nov 30th, 1883; Lillie Jane; F; Father: Edward Kirk; Mother;Harriett Press; Rank or Profession of father: Butcher; Informant: Ed Kirk, Unionville; Dec 13th 1883; Dr. Pingham; Registrar: John Stephenson.

2. Gravestone; 14 Jun 1965; St. Philip's Anglican Church Cemetery, Unionville, Markham Twp., Ontario, Canada 19.

   23 F    iii. Eveline Lovina Kirk 25 was born on 10 Oct 1882 in Unionville, York Co., Ontario, Canada 25.

Documented events in her life were:

1. VR - Birth; 10 Oct 1882; Unionville, York Co., Ontario, Canada 36. #32; Oct 10th 1882; Eveline Loerna; F; Father: Edward Kirk; Mother: Hattie Press; Rank or Profession of Father: Butcher; Registered by: Edward Kirk, Unionville; Date of Registration: Oct 28, 1882; Dr. Pingle; Resgistrar: John Stephenson.

   24 M    iv. Frederick William Kirk 25 was born on 12 Jul 1887 in Unionville, York Co., Ontario, Canada 25 and died on 29 May 1972 in Unionville, York Co., Ontario, Canada.

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Birth; 12 Jul 1887; Unionville, York Co., Ontario, Canada 37. No. 4; July 15th 1887, Frederick William; Male, Father: Edward Kirk; Mother; Harriet Press; Rank or profession of father: Butcher; Informant: Edward Kirk, Unionville; Date of Registration: July 23rd, 1887; Dr. Robinson; Registrar: J. Stephenson.

2. Gravestone; 29 May 1972; St. Philip's Anglican Church Cemetery, Unionville, Markham Twp., Ontario, Canada 38.



Sources


1. Thomas Press.

2. Military Records. Records of William Press, NARA.

3. Connecticut Historical Society, Lists & Returns of Connecticut Men in the Revolution, 1775-1783, (Hartford, 1909). p 86, 134, 183.

4. Suffield Vital Records.

5. LDS, International Genealogical Index. Film # 1985315.

6. Thomas Press. email 2 Jun 1999.

7. 1837 Toronto & Home District Directory.

8. Thomas Press. email 15 Apr 1999.

9. George Brown, Brown's Toronto City and Home District Directory. 1846-7. p 52.

10. Thomas Press. email, 11Aug2000.

11. ibid. email, 12 Aug 2000.

12. 1861 Canada National Census.

13. 1871 Canada National Census.

14. 1881 Canadian National Census.

15. Gravestone, Hagerman East Cemetery, Hagerman Corners, Markham Twp., York Co., Ontario.

16. 1861 Canada National Census. Markham, p 2.

17. 1871 Canada National Census. Markham, Div 3, p 2.

18. Gravestone.

19. Gravestone, St. Philip's Anglican Church Cemetery, Unionville, Markham Twp., York Co., Ontario, Canada.

20. Stephen Marshall, (SJMARSH@netcom.ca). 1 Dec 1999.

21. 1871 Canada National Census. Markham Twp.

22. Marriage Licence.

23. Ontario Archives Online 1871 Federal Census Index. Markham, Div 3, p 44.

24. Marriage Licence. Register # 012928.

25. Ontario. Canada, Vital Records Index.

26. Death Certificate, Oakland County, MI. No. 25035.

27. Memorial Card. Printed by the Tiffany-Young Funeral Home, Armada, MI.

28. Birth Certificate. No. 038508.

29. Gravestone, West Berlin Cemetery, Berlin Twp., St. Clair Co., MI.

30. Personal Knowledge.

31. ibid.

32. Obituary. Printed in the Armada Times.

33. 1900 Census, Berlin Twp., St. Clair Co., MI.

34. 1910 Census, Berlin Township, St. Clair Co., MI. Supervisors District 7, Enumeration District 86, Sheet 6B.

35. Birth Certificate. No. 040442.

36. ibid. No. 043195.

37. ibid. No. 039978.

38. Cemetery Transcriptions, Markam Twp., York Co., Ontario, Canada.

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